Club Policies - Rowan's Law

Rowan's Law:  HIT. STOP. SIT.


LFC recognizes Rowan's Law -- Concussion Awareness and Education.  Rowan's Law is named after Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player who died in the Spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed).  

Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby.  She had a concussion but did not know her brain needed time to heal.  Neither did her parents or coaches.  Rowan's Law and Rowan's Law Day (last Wednesday in September) were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.  

In order to raise awareness of concussions and their long and short term implications the Government of Ontario established Rowan's Law in 2018, which makes it mandatory for all sports organizations to receive a confirmation of receipt of review of  the Concussion Awareness Resources for athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under the age of 18, coaches, team trainers, and team officials before participating in their sport.  These confirmations must be managed by the the community sport organization.  

This year, when entering your online registration, you (parents) and the player will be asked to review the Concussion Awareness Resources and acknowledge doing so.  These resources will be embedded into the registration.  However, for your convenience, links to these same resources are provided below for your information.  You may also find the Concussion Awareness Resources free of charge using the following weblink: https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-awareness-resources 


ROWAN'S LAW - CONCUSSION AWARENESS BOOKLET - AGES 10 AND UNDER

ROWAN'S LAW - CONCUSSION AWARENESS BOOKLET - AGES 11 TO 14

ROWAN'S LAW - CONCUSSION AWARENESS BOOKLET - AGES 15 AND OLDER

ROWAN'S LAW ADDITIONAL AWARENESS RESOURCES -GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO



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